Fountain names new executive operations VP

WASHINGTON, N.C. – Fountain Powerboat Industries, Inc. has appointed Sam McPherson as executive vice president of operations for Fountain Powerboats, effective immediately, the company said in a statement yesterday. McPherson will report directly to David Knight, Fountain president.

The position is newly created position at Fountain and McPherson is responsible for all operations aspects, including engineering, purchasing, materials management, manufacturing, production planning and scheduling.

Before joining Fountain, McPherson was a senior Lean Six Sigma enterprise and public sector consultant responsible for providing operations, enterprise, extended enterprise level Lean and Lean Six Sigma training and product development for key commercial, state and government clients within North Carolina.

“Through his consultancy for Fountain, Sam became the lead manager in the day-to-day development and implementation of Fountain's entire production process,” said Reggie Fountain Jr., chairman and CEO.

Before jointing Fountain Powerboats, McPherson held a number of management positions with Crown Cork and Seal, Inc. As a division manager, McPherson had full P&L responsibilities, staff accountability and coached cross-functional teams in utilizing Lean Manufacturing methodologies. During his tenure, manufacturing efficiencies improved 175 percent in all key areas with an annual cost savings to his division of $2.75 million. Prior to joining Crown Cork, McPherson was an Army major. McPherson holds an Industrial Operations Management degree from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.

  • For more of the latest news, click here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *